A beautiful soft and silky 1ply and 2ply yarn. This yarn was developed with Shetland Museum and Archives as part of the Shetland Fine Lace Project. The yarn is worsted spun from the natural, undyed colours of pure bred Shetland Sheep to replicate the handspun yarns used in the finest Shetland lace items of the 1800s, such as queen Victoria's stockings and items displayed at world exhibitions. The yarn has a distinct 'Shetland Halo' while knitting, which calms to a floating fairy-like haze after washing and finishing.
PLEASE NOTE - Minus the 1ply Optic White which is bleached, all the shades in this yarn are Natural and Completly Undyed. They all have a warm tone to them and our shade names are descriptive of the shade with the knowledge that it is a natural colour. Shetland Black is a very dark brown.
100% Real Shetland Wool
Suggested Needle Size: 3mm
Tension: 28 sts and 44 rows over 4inches using 3mm needles overstocking stitch
24 sts and 40 rows over 4 inches using 3mm needles over Lace pattern
Tension: 36 sts and 36 rows over 4 inches using 3mm needles overstocking stitch
20 sts and 28 rows over 4 inches using 3mm needles over Lace pattern